All set for charity race

Interhash Fiji Executive Chairman Dr Ram Raju (2nd from left) with his executive committee at the Tourism Fiji Boardroom in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Fiji Interhash 2018 is expected to benefit the country in many ways, says tournament spokesman Dr Ram Raju. The event which has attracted more than 2000 participants from all over the globe kicks off with the Red Dress Charity Run this afternoon in Lautoka.

Raju said the four-day event would also generate $40,000 revenue to help in the development of the Nadi Hospital.

“We are now in the final stages of finalising the event and have plans in place to ensure that all our participants are well looked after,” he said.

“I foresee a lot of laughter, good fun and great sportsmanship to be displayed during the competition,” Dr Raju said.

Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Minister Faiyaz Koya said the event would benefit the country in many ways.

“These types of events are great for Fiji as it not only boost visitor arrivals into our country, but also showcases the fact that Fiji is more than a sun, sand, and sea destination. “It portrays Fiji’s ability to host larger events and groups such as this. I therefore commend Dr Rau and his team for all their hard work in bidding and finally securing this event for 2018.”

The interhash will commence with a parade march through the Nadi Town main street before proceeding to Lautoka for the Red Dress Charity Run.